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. officials shut down both directions of u.s. 1 and students at nearby university of maryland have received notice of university of miami -- university of miami and have received notice of the hostage situation. >>> a commuter alert now in virginia. state police are on the scene of a serious multicar crash on eastbound i-66. officials tell 9 news now all lanes of eastbound i-66 have been shut down after a collision involving at least three vehicles prior to the roosevelt bridge. we are just getting in good news from these motorists. it may not look like it on this shot but parts of the lane are open and some traffic is getting through in the area. fire officials say initial 918 calls indicated the motorist that caused the crash may have suffered an emergency. several victims were transported from the scene. again, some of the lanes of eastbound 66 have reopened but traffic will be delayed for a while there. >>> firefighters are keeping an eye on the burning rubble of what used to be two homes in northern virginia. still winds helped to spread the flames among several houses in manassas near
to the war zone and shedding older planes to make way future new ones. with nearly 555 aircraft the u.s. air force is getting older and smaller and a time when its missions are expanding. general schwartz, welcome to the show. >> good morning. >> so let's start off >>> so let's start off with combat operations in iraq. they've been going down with great fanfare this week and afghanistan the operation is increasing. historically, the air force has gotten busier what is the load and the pace on the air force right now? >> we will have about 6,000 or so people less in iraq. and we have come down about 9,000 in afghanistan. and we have increased our presentation at the about the thousand plus level. so we've had a balance. weave cocome down in iraq and we've come up some in afghanistan. and the tempo is about the same. with respect to iraq, the primary purpose for our involvement going forward will be to offer protection to the 50,000 or so u.s. forces which remain to offer support to our iraqi allies and very importantly to offer the training for our partner and iraqi air force that we're worki
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and otis place in columbia heights. kristin fisher is there live to tell us exactly what's going on. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. how would you feel if all of the stuff you have been collected in your home has been spread out for everybody to see. we have a lamp and furniture. cooking utensils over here. vacuum cleaner and this stuff here we have a notebook and clothing and this is not just centralized in one location. walk with me over here. i'll show you what i'm talking about. this is 11th street. all of this stuff is spread out down 11th street for two city blocks. it's just a massive amount of stuff and it's piled up in some places about four or five feet high. now all of this stuff belongs to a woman named eloise diaz. she's 50 years old principle venezuela and she says she was evicted from her home. all of her stuff was evicted from her house onto this street. the city trucks are coming to pick it up and take it to the dump later this morning and i asked her this morning what do you think about all of this? this is happening to people all over the coun
condition is the u.s. long range strike system -- what is the condition of that system? >> to tell you the truth, the top of our report is about sustaining our strategic advantage in long range strike for the next 30 years. the fact of the matter is we have some aging systems that are increasingly less capable against the kinds of defenses that we see our military competitors developing. >> for example? >> for example, we have about 162 bombers, about 140 of those are what we call combat coded, able to go to war. of those, only about 12 or 13 of our b-2's are ready at any given oint to penetrate air defenses. those b-2's plus handful of cruise missiles and standsoff weapons constitute what this nation has for striking deep into adversary countries -- that are fielding some pretty advanced integrated air defense systems. >> most of our fascination is with short range systems, obviously joint strike fighter is the leading program the military will be buying to revitalize the tack tactical air forces. what forces will the future need for the future? >> we think csba has a number of people
that this was important to us. what i've said to prime minister netanyahu is that given so far the talks are moving forward in a constructive way, it makes sense to extend that moratorium so long as the takes are moving in a constructive way. because ultimately the way to solve these problems is for the two sides to agree, what's it going to be, israel? what's it going to be, the state of palestine? and if you can get that agreement, then you can start constructing anything that the people of of israel see fit. now, i think the policies of prime minister netanyahu is very different. there has been a coalition that says, we don't want to continue this. so i've said, you've got to show the israeli public that you are serious and constructive in these talks so that the politics for prime minister netanyahu, if he were going to extend the settlement moratorium, would be a little bit easier. and, you know, one of the goals i think that i've set for myself and for my team is to make sure that president habas and prime minister netanyahu start thinking about, how can they help the other succeed as opposed
the help they need and get traffic moving as quickly as we can. >> the assistant fire chief told us several vehicles were involved in hitting the bus. you can give us any more details on that and did the bus, when it fell over, fall into traffic and run into vehicles there? >> all of those are great questions. it's just going to take us time to sort out what happened and we don't have any of that information right now. again our concern is for any of those who were injured and to make sure that we conduct a full investigation. >> greg, i don't know whether you have access to the scene or whether you are there, and we are looking at pictures and for a long time we saw a lot of activity with emergency personnel inside the bus and pulling people out but we haven't seen as much activity now. what do you know about that process, if anything? >> i don't know. i'm trying to get to the scene myself and so you have a much better visual on it than i do now. >> are you on the road right now, greg? >> i am. but i am riding, i am not driving. >> where are you and how is the traffic where you are? >> i'm
near the suspect have been safely removed. >> why did you shoot him? any time there is use of deadly force by police officers, it's a long investigation and that will go through the investigative process. >> based on the information that we had, we believe that it was -- that the hostages' lives were in danger. >> where was he shot? >> i don't know the answer to that? >> [ inaudible ] >> i don't know the order in which he went down and the explosive device went off. >> was he becoming more agitated? >> we were talking to him for several hours and he had a wide range of emotions during the discussions. >> and what was the [ inaudible ] of the discovery building? >> i don't have all of that information but i know that he had some history with the folks at discovery channel and i believe in fact that there -- that he was arrested here a couple of years ago and so we -- there is some history between he and the discovery folks i don't have any information on the condition suspect. i don't have any information on the condition of the suspect. it was just a few minutes before the shooting h
just learned that green party u.s. senate candidate natasha pettigrew has died. she was riding her bike near prince georges community college in largo when she was struck. the driver, christy littleford said she thought she hit an animal and drove to her home even though the bicycle was lodged under her suv. at this point, police have not charged littleford. we are continuing to follow the story and also the robbery. more redales on -- details on our website wusa9.com and on 9news now beginning at 5:00 p.m. >>> d. c. police have charged adams of maryland with involuntarmanslaughter. 26-year-old julia bartletter of austria was killed. the accident happened nearly two weeks ago near 18th street northwest in the adams morgan area. adams was driving under the influence when the crash happened. >>> the growing problem of texting and talking while driving is taking center stage today in washington. transportation secretary ray lahood is hosting a distracted driving summit. at the same time, the d. c. police are cracking down on drivers. kristin fisher spent the morning at a check point where
>>> hello, i'm bruce johnson. thank you for joining us this afternoon. dirty politics and other tries with just nine days to go before the election for the voters being mislead in some places. armando trull is live at the voting center where some things could be happening. >> reporter: well bruce, voters here in prince county have been issued this voting guide by the democratic party. that shows all the candidates that have been endorsed and it is perfectly legal. however, some voters have also been getting this voting guide. it looked very similar. to the voting guide that the democratic party officially issued. this is called the official democratic ballot. it is anything but the fake. and that's got one candidate calling it foul play. >> crime should not be committed in prince county. >> reporter: angela brooks is also running for the state attorney. she said county voters are being mislead by fake voting guides. >> my name appears on this as the person endorsed. >> so is the other one. >> and this is now the fraudulent ballot that has his face on it, but he does not enforce
>>> this is 9 news now. >>> hello. i'm jc hayward. thanks for joining us. our 9 news now team called it. our weather team said we were going to have storms and storms we have had. and they have been causing problems because there are pockets in our region dealing with flooding. the driver of a car in annandale, taking a look right now at the picture, he had to be rescued. he was in deep water. the question remaining is, how much longer before it's over. so let's get to our meteorologist howard who has more on the day's storm alert. >> jc, tropical rains have been phenomenal. they are letting schools out and i doubt they will be going again tomorrow down there. the back edge and western sections pull in to west central virginia. in a few hours we will start to see a lull. we are not done with the rain yet. the tropical connection going to the atlantic and looks like another wave may be forming so that more rain could be tonight in to tomorrow. and with all of the rain we have had, the light greene county, the entire metro region, southern maryland, culpeper, up to pennsylvania,
, they are. u.s. and european officials say the plot called for a spectacular multipronged attack on numerous cities in great britain, france, denmark, and germany. teams of terrorists, trained by an al qaeda-linked group along the pakistan-afghan border, plan to carry out commando-style shooting sprees. patterned on the mumbai attacks of 2008. sources describe the plot as credible, but say it was discovered at an early stage and had not gone operational. still, terror experts say there is much they don't know. >> the only thing i think that is fairly, fairly concrete is that it would have taken place in germany and other european countries. >> reporter: intelligence officials are concerned that squads of trained terrorists are still on the loose, so plot has not been completely wrapped up. >> they know that al qaeda intends to send operatives into western capitals with mumbai-style attacks against soft targets in cities. but they don't know who they are. they don't necessarily know where they are. 7. >> reporter: while there is no indication this particular plot targeted america, secretary o
for coverage of the monday post game press conferences that will be held tonight during the u.s. open. if you would like to read more on the redskins victory and other results around the league go to our website at wusa9.com. click on the sports tab. >>> authorities are looking for a gunman who apparently is targeting law enforcement officers in calvert county, maryland. someone sprayed two homes with bullets. a st. mary's county sheriffs deputy lives in one house and a maryland state trooper lives in the other. the families of both officers were home when the shots rang out. officers have been told to take necessary precautions. >> my son just moved his wife and child out. state police, our sheriffs deputies have taken that same action until we get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: investigators believe the shootings may be in retaliation of the recent arrest of suspected gang members. they say some alleged gang members have openly threatened officers. >>> a suspect wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in fairfax county is now in police custody. 44-year-old david patten has been cha
to get busy and take notes and write stuff down like that, they will not be able to use the system unless they keep both hands on the wheel. >> dc police set up a check point outside the summit today, looking for drivers who were texting or talking on their cell phones without a hands free device. >> i barely do it, i was trying to figure out what our time schedule was for our daughter's back to school night. >> i feel bad, because i'm late for work. >> they have to do what they have to do. >> the drivers face a $100 fine. most people agree enforcement is the key to cutting back on distracted driving, but the challenge for local police is finding the time and manpower to do so each and every day. and we want to remind you about a very important campaign right here at wusa9. it's called the great hangup. an effort to get everybody to stop using their cell phones while they are driving. if you have been affected, we would love to share your story on the air. you can tell us your story by going to the great hangup. the page is wusa9.com or you can call us, 202-895-5960. >>> senate candi
of the second world war. and the fact that the u.s. army deems it a threat, enough to vaccinate all u.s. troops who are deployed into the arenas of war, i think it's a very real threat. and absolutely out of all the arsenals of biological weapons, it's the most effective because it's hardy resistance. it's a real threat and billions of dollars are spent on coming up with defenses against anthrax. >> despite the amount of spending to date, are we any safer today? and how easy is it for a group to make anthrax and deploy it? >> the paradox of the whole situation is that in the effort to combat possible use of anthrax by a terrorist organization, we've seen an enormous expansion and proliferation of laboratories and personnel who are allowed to work with these so called select agents of which anthrax is one of them. and as security has been lax and oversight has seen accidents and mistakes and lack of event controls, what you have is a real life situation that is far less safe than i think we were a few years ago. and as the government activities proliferate, the chance that terrorists or someone
in the military. and now as andrea tells us, gay rights groups worry they may have missed a crucial opportunity. she is live in the newsroom with more on the vote. andrea. >> that vote was a major defeat for senate democrats and gay rights advocates. many saw this bill as the last chance to overturn the law before the november elections. >> democrats were counting on republican susan collins to break ranks and support the bill. she changed her mind at the last minute. >> i think we should welcome the service of these individuals. but i cannot vote to proceed to this bill under a situation that is going to shut down the debate and preclude republican amendments. >> with the 56 to 43 vote, the democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed for the bill to move forward and ultimately lift the ban on gays serving in the military. >> this year, a year when we have forces engaged in ground combat as we speak, it's not the year for the senate to suddenly say no, we're not going to pass this kind of legislation. >> another setback for the bill, president obama's pick for common of the marine corps s
growth of the kind that we're all used to in the commercial economy, so that we can continue to offer the same program that we promised the taxpayer for the money the taxpayer can afford to provide us. so every program we're looking for a consistent effort at reducing unnecessary costs. >> and each stage. let's go first to services. most people don't recognize half of what you spend on contractually every year of the $412 billion, 212 of that is services. what are some. things you're got to do better on services and which areas of services you have to do better? >> you're absolutely right. most people think of weapons buying and defense buying, ships, tanks, planes -- half of our spend, 200 of the 400, per year goes to services, and i'll give you some of the things that we know we don't do enough of. we have a large number of services, contracts rewarded non-competitively. and we know that competition needs to better results and services, and there are a number of reasons some mundane dane why we sometimes don't leave time for competition, and so forth some we can increase that. level
of states that have out right banned all hand held cell phone use while driving has jumped to eight. the number of states that's banned texting while driving has jumped to 30. we are seeing improvements nation wide but the bottom line is the message doesn't seem to be reaching teenage drives and that's really the target audience here. a new survey shows that a majority of teenagers believe that drunk driving is more dangerous than texting behind the wheel but the reality is it's just as dangerous while driving drunk if not more. transportation secretary called it as significant as drunk driving. he says it's an epidemic in the country and the only solution is better education. >> persuading people it's not safe to use a cell phone to text and drive and really just having people take personal responsibility. those are the challenges that we face. >> reporter: this morning at this summit we're going to be hearing from the families who have lost loved ones due to distracted driving. we'll also hear from the teenagers who have caused these crashes. we'll be hearing from the law enforcem
they are telling us they are bringing in buses so that some of the residents can sit on the bus and not be out here on the street. of course we will give you the latest as it is available. reporting live in northwest washington, lindsey mastis, 9 news now. >>> the u street corridor is open again after a seven-hour shutdown yesterday. police cordoned the area off after a shooting after a funeral. the driver had been shot and passenger was killed. a friend of the panel said he witnessed another shooting last month and was scared his life might be in danger. officers took two people in to custody but no word whether they were charged in the shooting yesterday. >>> an update on the death of a green party candidate for the u.s. senate in maryland. in a written statement, henry said, i can think of no greater honor than to run my daughter's race to the finish line. henry will go up against incumbent senator barbara mikulski. a walter reed doctor who refused to deploy to afghanistan because he dunn believe that president obama was born in the united states is facing another legal setback. during a hearing
in flames. they'll join us live in a studio for an exclusive interview this thursday morning, september for an exclusive interview this thursday morning, september 16th, 2010 captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to you. another beautiful day here. hope it is lovely where you are waking up this morning. thanks for being with us. >> good morning, everybody. >> a lot to get to this morning. we'll take a look, too, in the broadcast at pope's visit to the uk, arriving there today, really a controversial visit for a number of reasons but also speaking out more about the alleged sex abuse within the catholic church, really making some of his most pointed comments saying the church failed to act decisively or quickly enough to deal with priests who rape and molest children that, understandably getting attention. >>> one of the other stories we'll talk about this morning, the search for kyron horman, continues in the pacific northwest although the county where the search is centered, they spent more than a million dollars on this search and basically came out yesterday and said, we can't sp
. these drivers are only able to squeeze by using that left shoulder. as a result of that, they are in a solid jam up at river road. let's show you 50 west where we have more problems. this is new. an accident at mlk jr. highway. you have a one hour drive moving it outside northbound on 95 from dale city to the mixing bowl. clearing bumper-to-bumper. that is the only good news there with no accidents. watch for flooding on the inner and outer loop at the 123 exit. you have a good amount of congestion at 95 to 66. as you continue over trying to get to the american legion bridge. we have crash activity. it comes from the dulles toll road to 67. we know that all of the access lanes are blocked. it is taking away one lane on the left side. drivers here are pretty much stacked at hunter mill. back to you. >>> thank you. you heard it from howard and devin. we are under a flood watch until 9:00 p.m. flooding during a downpour is a concern in alexandria. we have jessica from old town along king street. >> reporter: good morning. we are at the very end of king street where it terminates at the potomac. i w
that we must do even better. now practice clears forest and uses explosives to essentially blow the top off of mountains and then machines go in to sweep out the coal. the land left behind is dumped in to valley and covers up streams. >>> members of a kansas-based church known for protesting military funerals are planning to be in our area next week. it's the west burrow baptist church and they are planning to protest in silver spring. looney was killed in a helicopter crash in afghanistan earlier this month. >>> and the pentagon says it spent $47,000 to destroy almost 10,000 copies of a book which it claims threatens national security. it is called "operation dark heart spy craft." it had been scheduled to come out on august 31st but the pentagon officials stood by and watched as copies of that first edition were cut in to shreds and recycled. >> think it is possible that things got out there, and d.o.d. had concerns about and the publisher warned them about potential. >>> he says he cleared the book with the army when he signed the publishing contract two years ago but the pentagon sa
: djokovic used that drop in the last game. not only does he hit the drop shot, he comes in behind it. barely gets that racket on it. djokovic did not miss that shot by much. what's next? dick: 5-5, 30-30, final set. john: he just makes you hit so many balls, he gets so many returns back, djokovic. dick: federer had two match points in the last game. now it's djokovic with a break point to take a 6-5 lead. >> fault. dick: djokovic ♪ ♪ une stella artois, s'il vous plaît. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ courier ] i'm a legal courier. if i have to look at multiple cases, with blackberry torch i can have multiple tabs going, scroll over to it - there it is. [ dj ] i'm not always gonna have two turn tables and a mixer. i love the music player on the torch. to create a playlist on your phone is amazing. i call it a "future phone." [ laughs ] it's awesome. ♪ ♪ but basically, i'm a runner. last year. (oof). i had a bum knee that needed surgery. but it got complicated, because i had an old injury. so i wanted a doctor who had done this before. and unitedhealthcare's database helped me find a surgeon. you know
used to try to avoid commercials, now millions of us watch them over and over online just for fun. "early" this saturday, september just for fun. "early" this saturday, september 4th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> hey, good morning, everyone. welcome to ""the early show"" on this saturday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. >> sadly it's the unofficial into summer but not for us. >> yeah, not for us. >> we're having a summer here on the plaza. we have a huge party planned. >> we also have a really huge gift planned for three very deserving women. they have been doing good deeds for their communities. erica, tori and stephanie will be joining us later. they've been doing such great things for their own community, we wanted to do some pampering for them today. >> they deserve it. we can't wait to see what we've done with them in about two hours from now. >>> let's get to our top story this morning. what began as an intense hurricane ended when earl lost its punch when it pushed north. dean reynolds is in chatham, massachusetts, to assess the damage there. dean, go
errors, 40 winners. dick: the excitement of the u.s. open men's semifinals on super saturday and novak djokovic and roger federer in this final set at 1-2, 30-30 with that point from federer, the sold-out 30,000-plus at arthur ashe stadium court. with the winner to meet rafael nadal in the men ice finals tomorrow. mary: nadal still hasn't dropped a set. how much fresher is he going to be? dick: four aces for djokovic, three double faults, but he's served better than the four aces might indicate. a point to even this final set at 2-2. dick: 2-2 in the final set. earlier today rafael nadal, who has never made it to the u.s. open final. here's match point against mikhail youzhny and the expression tells a story. he has a chance to complete a career grand slam. he's in the finals tomorrow and how do you pick either one of his potential o-- osnonets will it be djokovic? lit be the five-time winner federer. john: one thing you know for sure, he's loving every minute of this as they battle it out, take it out of each other. they'll have less left in the tank, either one of them, to play nadal
at the discovery channel yesterday. this is at ridge road where it meets bethesda church road. use caution this way. 270 southbound. switch the camera over and show you head lights. building in volume from germantown road to 370. 3 t 85, your delay is here stretching from duke to seminary and getting word there is an accident heading northbound at 1100 taking away the lane. >>> we are following the latest developments this the discovery building standoff. it's over, but there's still a lot going on. there's a lot of police activity in downtown silver spring. several police forces are combing for any extra evidence. we're learning more about the suspect, james lee, in particular, his bizarre environmental manifesto. and police are talking to the three hostages trying to get anymore information. joining us for the latest on the investigation is chief tom major with the montgomery county police department. thanks for joining us. obviously, teams have been sweeping the building, looks for explosive devices. is the build all clear at this point orb are there still people inside working. >> we have folks
is joining us live from 495. >> reporter: anybody that has ever driven along the 395 corridor during rush hour know how bad it can be. but many drivers fear with the opening of this new mark center, many people fear that rush hour conditions on 395 could get much, much worse. two hours a day worth in fact. and last night, hundreds of fairfax county residents preparedded with the officials at the department of defense to delay the opening till better transportation is in place. they say it will be intolerable conditions for drivers. and now 6400 people are set to start working at the mark center next fall. he was built nowhere near a metro station. it would force and influx much drivers on the i495 corridor, tacking on an average of two hours are to the commute. the department of defense says don't worry, we got a plan. they are going to stagger work hours and encourage workers to carpool. but there are people are saying there's no way that will work. >> this is absurd to our intelligence. i beg you to look at the idea of true mass transportation. >> reporter: that's a terrible thought. an
down. i want to let you know about chain bridge being closed because of ongoing bridge repair. use the 14th street bridge, roosevelt or key bridge. the traffic from 123 is being diverted away from the bridge. take you to the beltway in virginia, lanes are wide open from braddock up to 66. nice, clean and green. 270, good morning, maryland, heading southbound, no incidents or accidents. a good amount of volume building between germantown road making your way to montgomery village avenue. now over to andrea. >> thank you, angie. >>> at the top of the hour, here are the stories happening today. bermuda officials are heading out to assess the damage caused by hurricane igor. the storm passed 40 miles to the west of the island but weakened to a category 1 hurricane. parts of bermuda were flooded from the heavy rain. over 19,000 people in the british territory are without power this morning. >>> prosecutors in michigan are holding a press conference today to announce more charges against the suspected serial killer. police believe he stabbed and killed five people in michigan. he is a su
with what's happening in your own neighborhood. in fact, if you have a news story or tip for us, we want to hear from you, so contact us and be part of the wusa9.com team. >>> now a commuter alert for drivers who use that south capital street bridge. starting in less than two hours, d dot is closing the bridge for the entire weekend. that means all the traffic lanes will close down at 9:00 and not reopen until 5:00 a.m. on monday. now there will be more nighttime closings all the way through the end of this month. sidewalks, however, will stay open during the work. it's all part of repair and rehab on that bridge. >>> but that is not the only bridge closed, what are you talking about here? >> that's right, derek. the chain bridge less than an hour will be shut down for vehicle, bike, and foot traffic. it will stay that way throughout the weekend. so you have outdoor plans, you will be out of luck. it will reopen 8:00 monday morning. now talking about late traffic this evening, it is still happening on the west side of town to the temple below speed all the way and the pace picks up towa
of an ambulance accident investigation that continues. we will have more on that coming up. use route 4 as the alternate. take you to the northbound trip on 95 in virginia. slow between the prince william parkway and 123 and approaching the fairfax county parkway. 395, drivers are also stuck in a delay stretching from edsall to seminary. 270 southbound is how we will wrap up. marylanders right now more drivers are hitting the road. we are tracking them from germantown road to 370. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. treasury secretary, timothy geithner will testify later today before lawmakers. the obama administration is taking a tougher stand with china. lawmakers say china exporters have an unfair price advantage making it harder for for american companies to compete the u.s. >>> a relief well could be completed today at the site of the largest oil spill in the nation's history. the broken well that caused the spill in the gulf of mexico could finally be sealed for good by sunday. it has been capped since mid july. >>> new figures we
is back on u.s. soil and begging for the release of her two companions. >>> and bear attack, a washington man is savagely mauled while walking his dogs, as his wife steps in. >> oh, god, his head is all bashed in and he's dying. >> we'll talk with her exclusively about how she helped save his life early this monday exclusively about how she helped save his life early this monday morning, september 20th, 201. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. from new york. good to be back with all of you. i'm maggie rodriguez. good to be back with you, as well, harry. >> good morning. welcome back. >> thank you. >> baby pictures later, right? >> absolutely. >> can't wait for that. i'm harry smith. good morning, everybody. lots of news this morning especially in terms of hurricane igor. during the night bermuda just waking up to the devastation caused by the powerful storm, our dave price is here and he has the latest. dave? >> good morning, harry. here's what we know, slowly weakening continuing to pound bermuda, a huge storm but as it passed over the island it left a trail of destruction in its
the city. >>> koran controversy. a florida minister's plans to burn the holy book condemned by the u.s. government and others. pastor terry jones insists he will set fire for the koran on september 11th. we'll talk to the man at the center of the controversy. >>> and close call. a lion at a popular vegas resort tries to take a bite out of his trainer. and it's all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, and it's all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, september 8, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and a good wednesday morning to you here from "the early show." i'm erica hill. >> good morning. i'm harry smith. it is wednesday. >> halfway there. >>> there's a lot to get to this morning. we'll talk about that wild attack we just saw in the video. we want to get to politics and the economy as well. oh, there's the lion again. i can't imagine witnessing that firsthand. the video's rough enough. >>> as we take a look at politics and the economy this morning because president obama is off to cleveland where he'll unveil business tax breaks. he is also signaling taxes
his mother's care. that's where gary nurenberg picks up the story and joins us live. >> reporter: this has become a sea of disbelief how neighbors wonder why a man so clearly close to his mother took his life. >> i can't believe it. >> reporter: she lives next to. he used the mother's last name at time and was known as warren davis. >> he was always there for her. if she had to go in an ambulance or anything, he rode with her. he never left her side. and i told her when she was walking out, she had a great son. this is just hard to believe. it's really hard. >> reporter: neighbors say he kept to himself but saw him now and then at church services just up the street. in her illness, he tried to give his mother a good quality of life. >> he had called about two months ago and wanted to know if i knew an address that would come because she wasn't able to come out but he wanted somebody to come to the house. so that was the kind of person he was. he didn't seem to know a lot of the neighbors. but he didn't bother anybody and he worked every day and just seemed like a decent person w
at the time of the attack. >> it is scary because a lot of us go out all times of day or night depending on your jobs, it to think somebody could be lurking in the neighborhood is upsetting. >> it is creepy. i can't believe it happened so close to home. >> reporter: kristin fisher, 9 news now. >> if you have any information this about case please call crime solvers at 1-866-411- tips. >>> well, christmas can be celebrated in leesburg because the county board of supervisors voted yesterday to permit holiday religious displays in front of the county courthouse. in previous years, there was a nativity scene a menorah and sikh prayers. board member steven miller cast the only vote against the proposal. >> i don't want any witness or juror to walk in to that courthouse, past a sign that says merry christmas to the white christians of loudoun brought to you by the ku klux klan. what we signed today will authorize that. >> reporter: loudoun county officials say that holiday displays will go to the fist ten groups that apply. >>> a montgomery county ride on bus is a complete loss following a fir
crisis that is still hurting the u.s. and last year's $787 billion stimulous program was largely summer's idea and he defended it. >> i think the stimulous had a significant impact. tens and thousands of teachers and cops across the country. $53billion delivered to american families. 3,000 projects underway that the calculations suggest that its impact is only going to increase. that we are also seeing 200,000 mortgages have been relieved. it's going to be 500,000 by november 1. i think we are on the right track. >> dr. summers is the third high profile member of president obama's economic team to quit before the end of the president's first two years in office. budget director, peter orszag was the first to leave in july. christina roma was next. the white house is also expecting rahm emanuel to leave the use to run for mayor of chicago. >> if rahm emanuel leaves, he will be the fourth of president obama's closest advisers to have left since july. question, after 20 months, is this presidential staff turnover normal? pat buchanan. >> this is not terribly unusual if you have a presi
johnson. thank you for joining us this saturday. this is why beach goers were warned before going to the shore this weekend. waves created by hurricane earl were pounded. no one was allowed in the water. lifeguards made sure of that but people wanted to get close to look at what nature had produced. >>> i think it is amazing. absolutely amazing. >> ever see anything like that? >> no. >> like to be out there, though. . >> what? what is wrong with you? >> you wouldn't want to be out there? >> tropical storm earl has moved out of the way but it left behind high surf at the atlantic beaches including ocean city. that is where our sere chan was on this day of this last push for summer fun. >> the remnantses are making big waves at ocean city. while it has proven challenging for many swimmers, other vacationers don't seem to mind. >> it is a beautiful day. >> absolutely gorgeous. >> we came right down here, no problem with earl or nothing. >> reporter: on a all right to high risk for rip currents, a new batch of lifeguard trainees are finding earl's extra challenge exhausting. >>> there
is traveling with the president and joins us now from the u. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning, harry. the president will make a plea for mid east peace today. meanwhile at the white house, he expected midterm staff shake-up seems to be under way. president obama's inner circle appears to be moving on, out of the west wing. cbs news has learned david axelrod, his closest political adviser will move to chicago next spring to take part in the campaign for re-election in 2012, a potential replacement for him, press secretary robert gibbs. the dominos don't stop there. rahm emanuel, his chief of staff, may leave the white house as soon as next months. he's told colleagues he is very likely to run for mayor of chicago. gibbs told reporters on air force one i'm not going to rule anything in orot. he's in the process of thinking through what's best for rahm, as the president addresses the general assembly this week to focus on america's place as a global leader. >> now, let me be clear, the united states of america has been and will remain the global leader in providing assistance. we
some folks who were there and experiencing it. woody baker kohn joining us from the american red cross along with adam broadway who saw the explosion as it happened. good to have you with us. woody, if you could, give us an idea at this point, what are the immediate needs for folks in the area? >> well, those that got out of the area, the fire department and police department were quick in getting people out. we then assessed anybody that had injuries that needed treatment. people that were maybe missing life-sustaining medications, things of that nature. and then we quickly set up a couple of shelters to house people overnight, brought in some mental health professionals as well as some nursing staff to help with the medical needs and so forth. so, we've now got them in shelters. many of them had places to go of their own, friends and family. >> luckily. it's amazing, considering the time of day, just around dinner time, with flames that were hot enough to crack the windshields of a fire truck. amazing there wasn't more damage, that we're not hearing about more injuries and deaths. ad
>>> hello, i'm jc hayward. thanks for being with us. iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york for the annual general is assembly being held at the united nations. this comes as two americans are held in jail in iran. their mothers are asking for a face-to-face meeting with the iranian president. >> reporter: he was smiling for the meeting in new york, but the mothers of two hikers still in prison in iran would like their turn for a meeting. >> we are mothers. we are not politicians. and we are just very, very eager, clearly to have our children returned to us. >> the family members spoke at a news conference with sara shourd, who just returned after a year in custody in iran. shourd said until the two other hikers are leigh -- released, she does not feel relieved. >> this is not the time to celebrate. my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh is crushing and i stand before you today only one-third free. >> reporter: a ahmadinej ad is attending conferences until the general assembly opens later in week but having him in town gives protestors a ch
? well, it's a way of looking at at the cosmos to define one's location on the earth. sailors use it when they're lost at sea. cosmologists use it when we're just plain lost. and it just happens to be the same math used with sundials. agent sinclair, you just happen to be talking to two card-carrying members of the north american sundial society. oh. let the good times roll. of course, for this to work now, you're going to need more than one photograph. just so happens... there you go. you're sure these time stamps are accurate? we think so. we need to measure the length of the pole as well as the shadows. well, the basketball hoop looks like it's regulation height. ten feet. yeah, and those are bricks right. on that driveway. bricks? how does that help? well, they're the same size. it allows us to measure the movement of the shadows. by measuring the length of the shadows against the bricks and then factoring in the exact times that these two images were snapped, the equation can then determine the altitude of the sun on a grid. then by mathematically overlaying these images, i can provi
this evening the decision on the pastor to burn the koran in florida has been watching the u.s. open. it's on, it's off, it's on, it's off. tonight it's on hold. starting this afternoon when controversial pastor terry jones announced what he called a deal with those planning an islamic center near ground zero. >> they have agreed to move the mosque. we have agreed to cancel our event on saturday. >> reporter: the reputed deal was made but they responded there is no deal. jones came out again. >> so i don't feel tricked. i was lied to. >> reporter: later still. >> now we're in somewhat of a state of limbo. >> reporter: john vohl for muslim christian understanding on freedom of worship placing a mosque near ground zero, burning the koran, freedom of speech. >> when one judges the validity of actions done within the framework of that freedom in terms of what is the harm that is done. >> reporter: the islamic center near ground zero. >> the sensitivities of some people are hurt. there are people who feel that it is too close to the world trade center and, therefore, it does not recognize the sens
>>> this is 9 news now. >>> i'm jc hayward. thanks for joining us. council chairman vincent gray won the democratic mayoral primary unseating mayor fenty. gray is holding a news conference right now. so let's get right to it. kristin fisher is standing by at the washington hotel in northwest washington. >> reporter: after a wild night of waiting for all the returns to come in, we are moments away from hearing from vince gray. we're expecting him to discuss the next steps for his campaign. he will be on the ballot in the november general election, but keep in mind there is no republican challenger, so gray will almost certainly be dc's next mayor, barring something absolutely crazy from happening from now until then. gray beat fenty by seven points. it was 53% to 48%, which is closer than the polls predicted. we are waiting for 10% of the returns to come in, but the voting broke down geographically. here's how fenty took wards one, two, three and six. that's predominantly northwest, central dc, georgetown, dupont, captiol hill, chinatown and gray took four, five, seven, eight and
this until 8:00 a.m. for bridge repair. as a result, you want to use the roosevelt bridge, key bridge or 14th street bridge as a way to get into the district. in the beltway in virginia, everything is clear from the wilson bridge up to 95. making your way to 66. 495 in maryland north of the district, ever one is moving at speed. inbound new york avenue, no problems at this point between the times building and florida avenue. andrea back to you. >> with vincent gray all but certain to become the next mayor of d.c., this week we should learn more about the future of one of the key figures in at dry january fenty's administration. gray has a meeting scheduled with schools chancellor michelle rhee. kristen fisher joins us from d.c. public schools headquarters. >> reporter: good morning. ever spins vince gray won the democratic primary last tuesday, the big question following him is what will happen to d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee. initially at a press conference after the primary, gray said he would wait until after the general election before he made any sort of personnel decisions. now
you with us. you saw some of the pictures from the wildfires. you know the area really well in colorado. we'll bring you the latest. dozens of homes have been burned including four which belong to some of the firefighters who are fighting the blaze. >> planimagine that. s also you've heard about the controversy near ground zero. and there have been all kinds of people protesting this and one of them is a preacher from down in florida who has been on the march on this. and he has promised to burn a koran on the anniversary on the 9/11 anniversary, and it's gotten an interesting response from commander of our troops in iraq who says this is really a bad idea. we'll have more on that in the news block. >>> we want to get this, first, breaking news this morning, the out of control wildfire which has burned dozens of homes. tropical storm hermine meantime is bashing south texas after coming ashore. we'll go to south texas and hear from don teague, but we want to begin with reporter rick sallinger who joins us from are boulder with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. high winds
cilantro. >> never heard that one. >>> a lot of us 50s. hope you open the windows overnight tonight and a cool start to the day. 54 reston and laytonsville. 59 andrews. brandywine 58. manassas, manassas park 56. temperatures in western maryland 40s over the eastern shore. the warm spot is cambridge with 64. i want to show you the satellite and radar picture. nothing to note because a lot of sunshine here today and temperatures in the 70s, near 80 degrees but cooler than it was yesterday not the 80s but upper 70s. we will have a look at the forecast in 15. >>> wish i could say it was a problem free friday. this is live shot at the silver spring area. you are looking at university heading eastbound. the lanes going east at closed at dennis avenue because of an accident involving a driver running in to a pole and now some wires are on the ground making for a dangerous situation. there's a way to get an it. use randolph road as the alternate. take it to route 4, route 5, 30 or the outer loop. i will take that too. looks like everyone is moving at speed. the live shot at university. a sm
family says they didn't put up the money and the u.s. government didn't, either. so who really did remains a mystery. katie? >> couric: elizabeth palmer, thank you. alex fattal is the brother of josh fattal, one of the two hikers still being held in iran. alex, what is your reaction to sarah's release? i know all the families are very close. >> yeah. well, we're overjoyed to see her out. she's had a long and difficult detention, 14 months solitary confinement so it's wonderful she is free. of course we wish she was out with josh and shane. >> couric: i know that it's been reported that the iranians asked for $500,000 in bail for her release and that money was deposited in an iranian bank. do you know who paid for this? if money exchanged hands? >> we really don't have any information about that. >> couric: we see josh in this photograph wearing the green t-shirt. have you heard anything from iranian officials about his possible release? >> no, we haven't heard anything about that. the last thing he said to sarah's mother nora when the mothers were leaving iran was "we're all brothe
-to--the-top program this n which the states compete for federal dollars for their own reform programs, using student test scores to evaluate teachers, even to set their pay, and firing teachers for poor performance. the head of the national education association, whose 3.2 million members make it the largest union in america, down played the difference and said he agrees with the president that the status quo is unacceptable. >> we support rigorous and fair evaluation systems. i can tell you educators don't want incompetent or ineffective teachers in the classroom. >> reporter: some advocates of education reform are urging the president to compromise with republicans if they take control of the house next year. you can bet that if he does that, his relations with the teachers unions will take a turn for the worse. katie? >> couric: chip, i know president is following the lead of other countries that do already have longer school years by about a month. how does he pro pose the do this? and how does he expect, or does he expect, to get blowback from parents and kids? >> reporter: absolutely, katie. i
, 2010. >>> well, good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we begin with the first major hurricane to approach the east coast this season. hurricane earl is now centered east of cape hatteras on north carolina's outer banks. earl has weakened to a category 2 hurricane with peak winds just over 100 miles per hour. earl's projected path takes it up the east coast with its eye staying offshore. karen brown has more now from kill devil hills, north carolina. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning to you, betty. it is so intense here. we were down on the dunes you see behind me. we had to come back up because you can't see down there. our equipment is all wet. really, it is wind at 105 miles an hour with 100-foot waves offshore. they evacuated 125,000 people from the outer banks and they're hunkered down, waiting for the worst to be over. in income fk overnight, earl delivered a stinging blow. >> just the power. it's absolutely phenomenal. >> reporter: high winds, heavy rain and pounding surf battered the outer banks. the system appears to be losin
the child to us yet and neighbors describe an awful scene. right before noon today, a mother outside screaming for help. the first police officers arriving here quickly hustling the child and his father into a police car, racing him away to the hospital near here, but it was too late. >> it was the cords on a set of window shades that apparently strangled the child. inside the ground floor apartment at 901 north hampton, an incident shocked neighbors. >> it's like a chain cord. the baby got tangled inside it. we weren't there. we saw the helicopter, the police took the baby. and the detectives are here. it's crazy. >> police did not wait for an ambulance. an officer immediately got his boy in a washington hospital just 2 1/2 miles away. >> they have three children. three boys and they are all small. they go to elementary school. the one died is a year and a half. >> police investigating the incident believe it was an accident. most apartments in this complex are outfitted with shades that open and close with a wand that's impossible for children to tangle in. but some residents
is telling me. >> perhaps the better thing will be to watch us instead getting information from your mom. the key here is paying attention in the next 24 hours if indeed you do have plans to head out to one of the local beaches this labor day weekend because as we know from this past weekend those rip currents can be very dangerous and very deadly when you have waves of this size farther out in the ocean. back to you, peggy. >> thanks so much, kristen. you can keep track of earl and any other tropical systems that develop by logging onto wusa9.com. click on weather to download our free hurricane tracker. >>> police in amsterdam are questioning two possible terror suspects after airline security discovered they packed some bizarre travel items, but the u.s. does not believe this was a dry run for a possible attack. a passenger on a united airlines' flight used his cell phone to record dutch police arresting the two. the men triggered a security scare after they found suspicious items in his bag. inside seven cell phones, one bound to a bottle of pepto- bismol. >> anytime anybody's got a
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